Fans of the television series Community now have a special reason to look forward to the November release of Marvel’s Doctor Strange. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Dan Harmon, the comedy series’ co-creator, was brought in to write additional scenes for the upcoming film toward the end of shooting. He joined the film’s two writers, C. Robert Cargill and director Scott Derrickson, on the project.
Though Community has always had a devoted fan following, Harmon has limited experience writing for feature films. He did write the 2006 film Monster House, and did uncredited script doctoring work for the animated success Kung Fu Panda, but Doctor Strange will be his first foray into the world of superhero films.
Marvel appears to be running with its successful combination of dramatic action and lighter comedic moments. The Avengers movies have been very successful at inserting witty exchanges into heavy, more serious plot lines, and Guardians of the Galaxy was a huge box office success, partially thanks to the fun tone it maintained.
Audiences have been embracing this formula within the past few years, which became especially apparent after the much darker Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was released by DC earlier this year. It is likely that Harmon was brought in to inject some more humor into Doctor Strange.
Doctor Strange, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the Sorcerer Supreme, hits theaters November 4. Are you looking forward to seeing the additions Harmon made to the film?